Here is another DP piece that is a bit more fair, published today:
McCain says he was "misconstrued". I guess that is putting it modestly.
Anyway even the DP notes:
"Despite McCain's letter, Democrats heated up their criticism of McCain's comments, apparently seeing political traction in their criticisms."
Ritter and his crew are a clown show. Its no secret Colorado needs more funds for dams and water retention. Colorado doesn't have the money and he bats away any suggestion of reworking the compact (which would bring in more money) because it was suggested by a Republican candidate in an election year.
I'm willing to bet that if Obama had suggested the governors get together and talk water then it would have been hailed as .... ready now .... drum roll .... please: CHANGE.